Originally introduced for the 2004 model year, the 2021 Chevy Colorado continues to be a force to be reckoned with on roads, highways, and off-roading adventures. Never a stranger to versatility, this light-duty truck provides you with all the rugged utility of a full-size pickup in a more compact, affordable, and efficient package. Last year, the 2020 Colorado was even named a Best Buy Award Winner for value and dependability by Kelley Blue Book. If you need something more than what a car or SUV can offer, but do not want to step all the way up to the Chevy Silverado, then the 2021 Chevy Colorado should be at the top of your list.
A new diesel engine, a highly-capable ZR2 trim option, and a restyled front end make the 2021 Chevy Colorado a truck worth looking forward to. In true Chevy fashion, the inclusion of generous standard equipment packages can be found starting on the Colorado’s most basic models. Despite its staggering abilities for a mid-size truck, the Colorado is smartly designed to enable easy steering and maneuverability, giving drivers the ultimate edge on tough terrain. With a starting MSRP right around the $25,000 mark, the new Colorado brings stiff competition to an increasingly competitive segment of the truck market.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado has three available engines, each with its own performance perks. There are two gasoline-powered engines and one diesel option. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway, making it one of the most efficient trucks on the market. If you are looking for a truck to use as a daily driver and commuter, then this engine is a great option.
Next up is the available 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine. This is the most powerful engine on the 2021 Chevy Colorado, and drivers can anticipate a whopping 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Those figures make the V6 engine a great choice if you are looking for a solid all-around performer. However, it’s also the least efficient choice, with an EPA estimated fuel rating of 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.
For diesel-lovers, the Colorado’s available Duramax 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine produces 181 horsepower and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency, of course, varies based on the overall vehicle specs, but in its best configuration, the diesel engine has an EPA rating of 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. When combined with its incredible torque figure, this fuel economy makes the diesel engine a solid choice if you are planning on doing any sort of long-distance towing or hauling since it will reduce how often you need to stop to refuel.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado is a refreshing alternative to the outdated pickups of the past. Long gone are the days when trucks were only made to work. This new model has all the modern bells and whistles needed to help you stay connected, handle business communications, navigate to new places, and take advantage of premium driver assistance features, all while enjoying an entertaining and comfortable ride. The available myChevrolet mobile app even transforms your smartphone into a vehicle command center. Get remote access to your Colorado to lock and unlock doors, sound the alarm, locate your truck on a map, and even start and stop your vehicle from a distance.
The myChevy app also lets you keep an eye on maintenance needs. Useful information, including oil life, odometer, tire pressure, and fuel range, is all available right at your fingertips. Schedule automotive service at participating dealerships or check out the owner’s manual right on your phone to get answers to pressing questions. Or check out the available how-two videos, which will help you become better acquainted with your truck’s many features.
The new Colorado’s smartphone capability goes both ways, and the built-in Chevy infotainment system can be used to display information and apps on your phone. Use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for maps, music, messages, and more. In-vehicle apps also give you the option to access content from The Weather Channel, USA Today, Fox Sports, Pandora, Spotify, and more without connecting your phone.
For even more options, the advanced entertainment system with SiriusXM satellite radio provides access to over 200 different channels of content no matter where you are. Get thousands of hours of on-demand shows, interviews, performances, comedy, and news. There’s no reason to miss out again when taking off for a long ride
All 2021 Chevy Colorados are fully equipped for safety with daytime running lamps and plenty of standard airbags. You’ll also find a rear vision camera, Stabilitrak (electronic stability control with traction control), tire pressure monitoring, and Chevy’s Teen Driver Program as standard features on every model. Even the base Work Truck trim can also be fitted with advanced features such as OnStar, Chevy connected services, and rear park assistance to help keep you safe on the road. But the LT trim and above come standard with most or all of these technologies.
Driver assistance technology is also easy to come by, with forward collision warning, an HD rear vision camera, and lane departure warning availability starting on LT models. Chevy gives drivers peace of mind with solid construction that you can depend on. A high-strength steel frame and reinforced safety cage provide security and confidence on the road. While no amount of safety features can substitute for attentive driving habits, you’ll be glad you chose Chevy when faced with driving conditions that are less than ideal.
Whether you’re heading on a camping trip in the desert, hauling heavy materials back and forth on the job site, or moving your kid into the college dorm, the 2021 Chevy Colorado is well-equipped to handle the job. From everyday duties to tough and dirty jobs, Chevy’s got you covered with all the capabilities that you need to make your life a little bit easier.
Starting off, the 2021 Chevy Colorado will allow you to two up to 7,700 lbs. The Duramax turbo-diesel engine maxes out your trailering ability, but if you prefer a gasoline engine, you can still get up to 7,000 lbs of trailering from the V6 option. The V6 also provides an available max payload of up to 1,578 lbs depending on the configuration of the truck. Further, the available EZ lift and lower tailgate make it easy to pack your truck and go.
While the Z71 has pretty much everything you could want to go off-roading, it’s hard not to be in awe of everything the ZR2 can do. Multimatic shocks and front and rear electronic locking differentials are ready to tackle any off-roading challenge with ease. Enjoy a factory 2-inch suspension, a 3.5-inch wider track for greater stability, five hot-stamped boron steel skid plates to handle unexpected obstacles, and a set of bright red tow hooks. Further accessorize your truck with utility racks, bike carriers, and more to transform it into your perfect adventure-ready companion.